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The inhabitants of the island possess a rich Caribbean tradition that expresses itself through gastronomy (spicy), music and dance (Zouk, Calypso). One example of this tradition is the Creole festival in November, where many artistic and cultural events glorify the Creole language and folklore.
The island is actually home to the largest Indian community of the Caribbean region, the Carib, who have preserved their customs and traditions. They still carve their boats from large tree trunks and live in stilt houses.
Under British rule for over a century, the Dominicans have conserved a few particularities of the English way of life: they drive on the left, eat sandwiches and play cricket, the national sport.
Guadeloupe and Dominica: Lonely Planet.
Read All the books by Jean Rhys, who was born on the island: Voyage in the Dark, Wide Sargasso Sea and her correspondence (Jean Rhys Letters 1931-1966) which covers thirty five years of her writing life.
There is also a reference book on the island's history, Dominica: Isle of Adventure: Lennox Honychurch. For sale in the bookshops of Roseau.
Music Various groups of Zouk, Doukos, Cadence-Calypso (RSB, First Serenade, Partners in Crime).